Prescription Lenses

In addition to choosing an eyeglass frame that complements your look and your lifestyle, it’s essential to select the right lenses to address your needs. At the office of Southern Vision Care, we offer a comprehensive selection of lenses to ensure the health of your vision and protect your eyes so that you see well, feel comfortable, and look good.

With the many choices in lens materials, designs, and special coatings that are available today, we understand that making a final decision can be quite confusing. As experienced vision care professionals, you can depend on us to answer all your questions and explain your best options, so that you can make the most informed decisions.

Choosing the Right Prescriptions Lenses

Depending on the quality of your eyesight and daily activities, we may recommend one of the following types of lenses to address your needs:

  • Single Vision Lenses- This basic type of lens corrects one field of vision, to treat nearsightedness or farsightedness. Single vision lenses also include reading glasses and lenses to correct astigmatism.
  • Bifocal or Trifocal Lenses- These types of lenses contain two or more powers to help one see objects at varying distances. Bifocal or trifocal lenses include lines separating each section, which can make for annoying shifts in vision as the eyes move.
  • Progressive Lenses- Unlike bifocals and trifocals, progressive lenses have no lines or dramatic shifts between lens powers. They facilitate the transitions from “near” to “intermediate” to “distance” corrections more smoothly and seamlessly.

At the office of Southern Vision Care, we also fabricate other types of eyewear with specialized lenses, including protective safety glasses to use at either work or play, as well as computer eyeglasses containing lenses to help filter out harmful blue light, preventing eye strain and keeping your eyes healthier.

Lens Materials

Whether single vision, bifocal, trifocal, or progressive lenses are required, we’ll also recommend the most suitable lens material.

While in the old days eyeglasses were made of glass, today, the vast majority of lenses are fabricated out of advanced synthetic plastics.

  • Polycarbonate Lenses- Significantly lighter and more impact resistant than earlier generations of plastic lenses, polycarbonate lenses are the preferred material of choice for most eyeglasses, especially when fabricated for children and recreational or safety purposes.
  • High-Index Plastic Lenses- This newer type of lenses fulfills the demand for lighter and thinner prescription lenses.

Other add-on treatments and features

Now that your prescription lenses and lens material have been selected, it’s time to discuss other add-on treatments and features, including the following offerings:

  • Anti-Scratch Coating- Protects your lenses from the nicks and scratches that come with daily wear and tear.
  • Anti-Reflective Coating-Reduces any reflections off the surfaces of eyeglass lenses to improve vision and make the lenses look nearly invisible in real life and photos!
  • Photochromic Treatment-Lenses with this specialized treatment get darker in the sunlight and then return to a baseline state indoors. Commonly referred to as “transition lenses,” there’s no need to always tote around an extra pair of sunglasses.
  • Polarized Sunglasses- Specially designed filters realign incoming horizontal light, reduce and eliminate glare, improve contrast, and relieve eyestrain to support healthier vision.

As your trusted partner in care, our goal is for every patient to enjoy optimal vision and eye health. Whatever your vision care needs may be, you can trust the experts at Southern Vision Care to offer the best options to protect the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision.

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